(CNN) - It has been said marijuana is a gateway drug to other substance use, but now research finds there’s a new gateway to marijuana.
Researchers analyzed studies that looked at e-cigarette use in people between 10 and 24 years old. (Source: Wochit)
According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, vaping is a gateway to marijuana use in young people.
Researchers said nicotine can rewire a child’s developing brain.
Nicotine changes how people respond to and crave addictive substances.
The research looked at 20 pre-existing studies of people ages 10 to 24.
Turns out the odds of marijuana use in those who vape were more than three times higher than those who don’t.
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